Trade and Employment: Policy Advice
The Trade and Employment Programme provides policy advice to assist policy-makers at global and national levels to design policy solutions that optimize the effects of trade on employment and that provide better coherence between employment policies and trade policies. Below recent activities of relevance:
National level STED-based guidance for the integration of skills development into sectoral policies to support growth and decent employment creation in sectors that have the potential to increase exports and to contribute to economic diversification. Activities completed in four countries:
- Co-ordination of ILO interventions at UNCTAD XIII Ministerial Conference (Doha, April 2012)
- ILO contributions to the OECD-led International Collaborative Initiative on Trade and Employment (ICITE).
- DG Somavia’s intervention in the LDC IV (Istanbul, 2011) session on “Development of Productive Capacities and Trade: the Key to Inclusive and Sustainable Growth”. ILO's contribution to the UN Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity's event at the LDC IV conference in Istanbul.
- ILO’s contribution to G20 OECD-ILO-World Bank-WTO report to the G20 titled “Seizing the Benefits from Trade for Growth and Employment” (2010). More open trade and well designed employment policies are key to supporting growth.